'Walking Dead' star goes on bizarre subway rant
Former The Walking Dead star Chad L. Coleman had a rough Friday. As seen in a video posted on YouTube (below), the actor had what appeared to be a meltdown on a New York City subway.
Coleman played Tyreese on AMC’s zombie hit until his character was killed off earlier this year, and also played Cutty on HBO’s The Wire. Both roles were brought up by Coleman himself during the rant, as he gave shout-outs to his Hollywood history and made statements about humanity.
“Where my humanitarians are?” yelled the actor during the awkward, four-minute-long video. “Yes! I’m Chad L. Coleman! I’m on The Wire, I’m on The Walking Dead, I’m not trying to play no f—ing games with you. Where is your humanitarian?! Don’t tell me I’m making this up!”
Coleman also encouraged passengers to record his post-Tyreese tirade. “That’s the goddamn truth,” he said. “So if you need to record it, get your phone out!”
According to TMZ, Coleman said that he was sober when the video was shot. The actor told TMZ he was angered by a fellow passenger’s use of the n-word, as well as frustrated by the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore (which is where The Wire was set and filmed).
Near the end of the video, a passerby with a jacket labeled “Security” calmly told the actor: “I love The Wire, man. Cutty, best character.”
“Thank you brother,” Coleman replied.
Coleman’s publicist at AGRP did not reply to requests for comment.